Category Archives: York County Prison

Read York County’s agreement for inmate phone calls

York County Prison expects to lose money because of a recent Federal Communications Commission decision. You can read the county’s current contract that says how much revenue it gets from inmate phone calls and how much those calls can cost … Continue reading

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York County Prison warden: detainee who died of hanging didn’t meet criteria for suicide watch

York County Prison Warden Mary Sabol on Tuesday discussed the recent suicide of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee. Here are some key things Sabol told prison board members about the inmate and suicide monitoring: –The person who committed … Continue reading

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York County Prison officials plan to charge a $25 processing fee for county inmates

Updated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: York County Prison board members voted in favor of establishing a $25 processing for county inmates, which they would have to pay before being allowed to buy blankets, sweatshirts, snacks or other items in the … Continue reading

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Read proposed legislation to require inmate deductions for county prisons

I’ve written about state Sen. Lisa Boscola’s proposed legislation to require county correctional facilities to deduct money from inmate accounts. You can read her proposed legislation here: SB1029 (PDF) SB1029 (Text)

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Poll: Should York County deduct money from inmate accounts to pay victims?

  poll by twiigs.com For Sunday’s paper, I wrote about how Don O’Shell has been suggesting that the York County Prison should deduct money from inmate accounts to pay back victims. “The fact that they’re sitting in jail should not … Continue reading

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Read York County Prison’s new religious practices policy

I have a story about York County and some open records requests. One of the requests involved the religious practices policy for York County Prison. Here is the new policy:   New Religious Practices Policy (PDF) New Religious Practices Policy (Text) … Continue reading

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York County approves rental agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will continue to rent administrative and court-related space from York County for several years, under an amended agreement that commissioners approved Wednesday. “It shows the commitment from the federal government to keeping a presence in … Continue reading

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A brief overview on kosher food

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some York County Prison inmates claiming to be Jewish for the food. Rabbi Joan Lenowitz provided some information on requirements for kosher. Here’s a brief overview — there are other requirements: “1) Forbidden Foods:  … Continue reading

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Read York County Prison reports

Here is a look at some recent York County Prison reports: York County Prison reports (PDF) York County Prison reports (Text)

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Read York County’s agreement with PrimeCare Medical Inc.

I wrote about the county’s contract with PrimeCare Medical Inc., a company that provides medical services to inmates. York County Commissioner Doug Hoke said PrimeCare is responsible for costs up to a certain threshold. He didn’t know what that threshold … Continue reading

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